The Washington Redskins plan to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback for their NFL Week 1 game against the Miami Dolphins, according to a report from Dianna Russini of ESPN. This obviously means that Robert Griffin III, whom the team infamously gave up a big bounty to acquire in the 2012 NFL Draft, will not be starting. More from ESPN:
"The Redskins' decision to start Cousins comes amid turmoil surrounding quarterback Robert Griffin III, who missed Saturday's preseason game because of concussion symptoms.
Some high-ranking Redskins officials and coaches want to part ways with Griffin but are meeting resistance from the team's ownership, team and league sources told ESPN on Sunday. The Redskins even have discussed trading Griffin, according to sources."
In short: Washington is a mess. What a shocker. The Philadelphia Eagles, along with the rest of the NFC East, certainly won't mind another season where Washington is dealing with dysfunction.
Cousins sports a 2-7 career record as a starter. He's completed 59% of his passes for 18 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. Washington benched him for Colt McCoy, who is still on the team, at one point last season. The Eagles beat Washington when Cousins started versus them in 2014.